“Blue Dog” Shuler’s bark rings a false note

Once again, Rep. Shuler [“Blue Dogs Rule?” Sept. 1 Xpress] treated us to more non-answers to important questions, all the while trumpeting his ''blue dog" bona fides. I won't even go into his positions on gay rights, hate crimes and a woman's right to choose.

I think a more appropriate description for Shuler would be "blue weasel." A dog, after all, is man's best friend.

— Marshall De Bruhl
Woodfin

SHARE
About Webmaster
Mountain Xpress Webmaster Follow me @MXWebTeam

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

3 thoughts on ““Blue Dog” Shuler’s bark rings a false note

  1. Asheville Dweller

    Well maybe next time the letter writer will research their Candidates a little closer then just if their was a D or an R in front of their name . . . . awww who am I fooling . . .

  2. JWTJr

    Good Point AD – Furthermore, does the writer even know what separates the blue dogs from the rest of the Democrats? Abortion and Gay rights top the list.

  3. Bert

    I support gay rights but I fail to see the logic behind the hate crimes push. The punishment for assault or murder should be uniform, regardless of the victim’s gender or sexual orientation. Are there documented cases in this country where police failed to act in defense of the victim because the victim was gay?

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.